New Delhi: Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav is being given fewer chances in Team India than before. According to captain Virat Kohli, there is no shortage in this bowler, but team combination also has to be taken care of.
Kohli, when asked if left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav is no longer part of the team plan, the captain said that it is not so. Kuldeep had once made a lethal spin pair with Yuzvendra Chahal in limited-overs cricket but now he is not the team’s first choice.
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Virat Kohli said, ‘Their (Kuldeep) game is very good, they are bowling their best, but the combination, we need to make sure that we stand on all aspects and our team has the highest balance. . ‘
He said, “If Ravindra Jadeja is playing and then you are talking about the third spinner, then Kuldeep is more likely to be selected.” Significantly, Jadeja is currently trying to recover from the injury.
Kohli said, ‘Right now we are playing with Ash (Ravichandran Ashwin), Vashi (Washington Sundar) and Akshar (Patel). It all depends on the combination. If people are not good then they will not be part of the Indian team, it is normal. ‘
In defense of his players, he said, ‘Until about 4 years ago, he was criticized for not scoring runs on foreign soil. Now he is performing for you outside India. In some innings, all batsmen are battling. Rohit played well, Ash played well, Jinks (Ajinkya Rahane) scored a half-century, I scored 2.
The Indian captain said, ‘It is not easy, so if you start criticizing his game in foreign country, then it will be right for him. I keep saying constantly, Pujara is our most important Test player with jinks.